06/16/2013 01:18 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Touching Father's Day Message From Tim Russert in 2008

Tim Russert passed away Friday, June 13, 2008. Father's Day was that Sunday, I borrowed this footage from the first Meet the Press after his passing and borrowed the music from his friend Bruce Springsteen, "You're Missing," but his words about fathers are with us always.

"Let us know, don't be afraid to tell somebody, Hey, I'm with you, we're bounded by blood. we're in this together, good times and bad, and you can't close down those lines, Cause there's so many stories, so many painful stories, where daughters and fathers, sons and fathers don't talk for 7, 12, 15 years. Thank God they get back together, but you think of all that wasted time and effort. One father says, 'You know what? Don't fight during holidays, you'll never get it back.'"